A trio of Stellantis vehicles have been recognized in the annual Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com 5-Year Cost to Own Awards. The awards recognize new vehicles with the lowest projected ownership costs over the initial five-year ownership period. The three Stellantis vehicles recognized are the 2021 Chrysler Voyager, 2021 Dodge Charger, and 2021 Jeep® Wrangler.
The Wrangler has made the 5-Year Cost to Own Award list for the seventh consecutive time in the awards’ ten-year history. It also marks the third consecutive time in the Off-Road SUV segment.
For 2021, there are two new variants of the Wrangler to hit the market. That includes the electrified Wrangler Unlimited 4xe, which uses an advanced 375 horsepower powertrain providing a unique on and off-road experience through the combination of two electric motors, a high-voltage battery pack, and a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder and hybrid-assisted TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission. The most advanced powertrain ever developed for a Jeep Wrangler maximizes efficiency, delivering 49 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) and 21 miles of pure-electric operation for most daily commutes.
The second new model is the Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 is the quickest and most powerful Wrangler yet. Powered by a 6.4-liter (392 cubic-inch) HEMI V8 rated at 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, it is mated to a fast-shifting TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission and Selec-Trac full-time active transfer case. The Rubicon 392 can run from 0 to 60 mph to 4.5-seconds and the quarter-mile in 13-seconds flat.
The Chrysler Voyager is another repeat winner, topped the list in the minivan category. The Voyager has its own unique position in the award-winning Chrysler minivan lineup and is well-equipped to stand against the competition for those seeking a value-added family vehicle. As America’s most affordable minivan, Voyager was designed with the budget-friendly family and fleet customer in mind.
Voyager carries a unique look and feel within the Chrysler minivan lineup, delivering an exceptional driving experience at a pocketbook-friendly price.
The four-door Dodge Charger also earned the award in the Full-Size car category. With a wide range of offerings including 300 horsepower from its Pentastar V6 models to nearly 800 horsepower on the new SRT Hellcat Redeye, the 2021 Dodge Charger is designed to meet the wants of a wide range of Dodge performance enthusiasts.
For the 2021 model year, Dodge//SRT has introduced the “demon-possessed” Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye, the most powerful and fastest mass-produced sedan in the world. Raising the bar to performance levels never seen before in a four-door family sedan, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye serves up 797-horsepower and 707 lb.-ft. of torque and a top speed of 203 mph, delivering the ultimate in high-performance, comfort, and road-ready confidence as the world’s only four-door muscle car.
KBB.com’s 5-Year Cost to Own information takes into consideration depreciation, expected fuel costs, finance and insurance fees, maintenance and repair costs, and state fees for all new models. The data allows new-car shoppers to see the big picture of what a new vehicle will cost them over time, helping them to save money by choosing a vehicle that best meets their needs and their long-term budget.
To see the full list and how the process works, you can visit KBB.com for more details.